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Telit, a London-based company, offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of IoT products and services, which is combined with IoT expertise and developer resources that enables end-to-end IoT solutions to virtually any industry or market. The company is ramping up the support of the FirstNet IoT ecosystem, with the launch of its first embedded modules with Band 14 support for LTE Cat 1 and Cat 4 broadband connectivity.
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The Telit LE910C1-NF provides LTE Cat 1 download speeds which are up to 10 Mbps download speed and 5 Mbps upload and is aimed at connecting devices such as gateways, trackers, mobile routers, and navigation solutions. The Telit LE910C4-NF provides Category 4 broadband speeds which are up to 150 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload for high-speed mobile broadband routers, gateways, and video streaming.
Ken Bednasz, VP of application engineering at Telit says that the company is fully committed to supporting the FirstNet network for first responders across the country, which is being built out and managed by AT&T for the First Responders Network Authority. FirstNet offers features that incorporate network priority access during times of congestions, as well as the ability to pre-empt commercial use to ensure that first responders have reliable voice and data communications at all times as they do their work.
“FirstNet devices go through extensive review, so first responders can be confident that they meet our highest standards for reliability, security, and performance,” said Bob Sloan, COO, AT&T, and FirstNet Program. “Telit is already a trusted provider of public safety-focused solutions, and the LE910C1-NF and LE910C4-NF modules expand on their commitment to first responders and those who support them.”
Bednasz further noted that the FirstNet-compatible modules could be used globally to power public safety devices on other LTE networks thereby bringing FirstNet into a global public safety ecosystem. “We see public safety evolving the IoT ecosystem,” he added, pointing to IoT-enabled examples of use cases such as sensors for lighting, sound detection, and even air quality, in case of scenarios such as chemical releases. “The whole concept with FirstNet and public safety is to be more proactive than reactive.”